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Rush’s Rant

Post by Maggie McGuire on March 4, 2012 at 9:53 am |
March 4, 2012 9:53 am

Re Limbaugh’s latest, Maureen Dowd hits the bull’s-eye in her column today.

His is an example of ultra-social conservatism’s vitriol spreading like an out-of-control oil slick through American society, choking the oxygen out of reasonable civil discourse. It is deeply troubling.

What’s more troubling are the weasely responses, or complete lack thereof, by the right-of-center in the wake of Limbaugh’s misogynistic outburst. Any self-respecting conservative, male or female, must be outraged at Rush and his ilk for hijacking and misrepresenting American conservatism. Why no outcry?

Silence implies acceptance. Please speak up. His remarks about Georgetown student Sandra Fluke are abhorrent by any standard of decency. We should–party affiliation aside–have the guts to say so.

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